Scorpio 2016

Posted by Eric F Coppolino


Moonshine Horoscope for Capricorn New Moon #1132 | By Len Wallick New trends seem to be emerging in your environment. To best deal with them, you might want to want to think about changing your style. Note that this is not the same as changing your substance. Specifically, it could be very useful if you […]

Moonshine Horoscope for Capricorn New Moon #1132 | By Len Wallick

New trends seem to be emerging in your environment. To best deal with them, you might want to want to think about changing your style. Note that this is not the same as changing your substance. Specifically, it could be very useful if you were to consider how you exist currently in the minds of others. Changing how you present yourself, especially in response to reasoned entreaties, would not require you to be either untrue to yourself or dishonest with others. What other people think about you is their business. What you can do, however, is heighten your awareness of the impact you have on others — and modulate how much intensity you bring to any encounter. All things in good measure; first, however, you need to know how much the recipe calls for. That should make any adjustments on your part more than worth your trouble.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Dec. 26, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Are you living your past desires, or your present ones? I mean this in two areas of your life: sexual relationships, and your creative aspirations. Go back to age 16 and ask yourself what you wanted. Then pick a date halfway between then and now, and ask yourself what you wanted. Now consider what you want today — and whether you’re satisfied with your life. If you’re not, I would propose that you need some new desires; some new goals; some new reasons to be alive. You’re in a perfect position to update your files: to determine that certain older objectives and reasons for being no longer serve you, and to come up with some new ones (which you probably already have). Then you need to be brave enough, and take yourself seriously enough, to do something about it. To have progress, you must welcome change. There are two parts to that: goodbye, and hello.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Dec. 19, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

At a certain point, you’ll want to reveal your whole sexual reality. When that time comes, you might feel ready or you might have to take a leap. That means revealing who you are, what you’ve done, what’s happened to you, and what you want. It feels good to do this; that’s the nature of intimacy. However, you may fear that someone’s ego will be hurt by knowing the truth about you. Actually, it’s much more personal: this is about you. By going deep into your personal reality, you summon up old material for healing. That takes courage, and few people go here willingly. The result will be to release old pain or self-blame that you’ve been holding, and that feels good. Pleasure begets healing and love brings up everything unlike itself. So as you get realer and realer, you’re likely to have those moments of release, and of wanting to go deeper. This is about you, not anyone else.

Moonshine Horoscope for Gemini Full Moon #1130 | By Len Wallick

If you are dealing with some challenges at this time, the best way to begin overcoming them would entail simply having faith in your ability to meet those provocations. Similarly, if you are now endeavoring to achieve something, faith in yourself would also be the essential first step towards an eventually successful attainment. Of course, the most efficacious forms of faith are not blind, but informed. By now you have had enough experience with life to understand that the most important piece of information you can possess is provided by your conscience. Regardless of what odds you face, and in spite of what opinions other people may have, so long as you know that you are doing the right thing, faith in yourself will be justified.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Dec. 12, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You can afford to be more confident about money. You know enough to know that planning, structure and discipline go a long way. This is important whether your cash flow is a stream, a river or a waterfall. There’s another side to the equation, though, which is what you’re worth. I mean this in the pragmatic sense of how much you get paid. There are two ways to make significant money in Western society: one is to run a scam, and the other way is to make yourself useful. The more useful you make yourself, the more money you can make. This involves noticing needs in the world, and noticing what your skills and talents are. Putting them together is this thing called business or profession. Work this equation aggressively. Think it through from as many directions as you can. Define ‘useful’ for yourself and work with that definition consciously.

Short Monthly Horoscope for December 2016, #1129 | By Eric Francis

Even if you don’t keep a diary, you might want to this month. Repeatedly, this year, you’ve been put in a position to review your past and to understand why things happened the way they did. You’ll see this is less a matter of opinion and more about analysis of known facts. What is more significant is why you respond the way that you do, something you seem committed to changing. It’s about time you had a handle on where you’re coming from and where you’re going. Committing your thoughts to paper, and reading them back, will make that a lot easier to track.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Dec. 5, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

It will help if you take a diplomatic approach to family or household issues. You’ll save yourself grief, time and effort if you sidestep any contention or controversy, and avoid provoking it as best you can. The fuss leads nowhere, and you have it in you to take a clear-headed approach to the question. The thing to remember is that you’re not a child. This is something that it would help all people to remember all the time, as most negative reactions come from the perspective of being powerless (like a child). Remember that people value your presence in their lives for a reason. Keep that reason in mind, and quietly, subtly, use it as leverage. If you’re going to explain to anyone why something is in their best interests, only do that once. Anyone who doesn’t get it the first time needs to be approached differently.

Moonshine Horoscope for Sagittarius New Moon #1128 | By Len Wallick

Further your aptitude for both giving and receiving to improve your life. Focus on acts of assistance. Work on making it just as easy for you to ask for or offer practical help as it has been for you to accept or share spoken affirmations. If you can do just that, the desires you have been chasing just might surprise you by turning up unannounced.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Nov. 28, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

The nature and meaning of your personal possessions and resources is now the front-and-center theme of your life. What do you have? What do you value? Who do you value? What about yourself is the most solidly and dependably your own? There’s a real question arising with the current astrology about what’s yours, and what is community property. Community may range from housemates to your colleagues to your family of origin. It’s any circumstance where you must fan out your personal resources into a group of any size, going back to the beginning of your life. If you are feeling anger in any form, you might want to consider what of yours is being treated like some kind of collective property. Once you get a handle on what that might be, you can begin to claim yourself back, step by step. The goal here is not to be covetous of what you have, but rather to claim it as your own, so that you may share it as you wish, with whom you wish — or not.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope — December 2016, #1127 | By Eric Francis

Points of transgression often contain powerful sexual energy. This is one of the core paradoxes involved in any form of sexual healing. There are often mixed feelings, of being violated and of being turned on. This seeming split can be painful and confusing until it’s seen for what it is. It seems to be a universal spiritual principle that when a person sustains an injury of any kind, it creates a crisis. That crisis can simmer quietly, it can fester, or it can accumulate power. Think of this as the ‘shamanic wound’ or ‘power wound’ that demands healing and in the process, focuses your ability to heal. This is not so much dangerous territory as it is shrouded in taboo. When healing is activated, when that commitment is made, real power is summoned; power that you might call cosmic, or genetic, or rooted in the miracle of evolution. And when that strength is contacted, it can be so amazing and so profound as to be frightening. Now is your chance to stay with yourself as you make friends with this gift. You’re dealing with something in the human condition that is very old; it’s ancient, and it’s ancestral in that it harks back several generations. See if you can align yourself with the way in which a sense of injury can lead you directly to the strength that will activate your healing gift. Stay present for yourself. Healing is your birthright. It’s natural, and will set you free.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Nov. 21, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You’re learning not just how to say what you feel, but how vital that is to your sanity. Yes, you may have been trained to suppress your own voice, your own needs, your own desires and intentions. And you know that you simply cannot live your own life if you keep doing that. Aspects this week invite you to open up to yourself, and feel the pulse of your own existence — and allow that to guide your voice. When you tune into that feeling, let your voice out, any time you’re inclined to use it. Feel the beauty of speaking or in any way vocalizing and of being seen and heard doing so. You need this affirmation — which is both self-affirmation and taking the risk of inviting others to say yes to you, to who you are and what you love. Follow your feeling of danger, embarrassment or reluctance rather than avoiding them. Let yourself out of your bindings and you will enter a new dimension.

Weekly Horoscope for Nov. 17, 2016, #1126 | By Amy Elliott

In the process of reinventing yourself, don’t be surprised or concerned if you’re more reflective than usual. You are simply putting in the requisite thought and concentration. One thing I would suggest is that you keep in mind your remarkable intuitive abilities. That is to say, don’t try to be too logical. Your unconscious mind currently has a hotline to the Akashic librarians. Even in performing works of art, you’ll probably turn up some insight or other. I’d advise you to keep records, no matter how odd the ideas might seem. You never know when you could use them.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Nov. 14, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Family: why are they so influential, so potent in our lives, so necessary? You don’t need to be an anthropologist to know that humans are tribal. We traveled through the wild in clans of about 20 for some three million years before gradually settling down on one patch of ground so we could cultivate our food. We could not survive without our clan; we would literally be eaten by wild animals. That is no longer true; yet much of the same power resides in families — granted, in phantom and psychological form. The thing about tribes and families is that by their inherent nature, they demand that you not be an individual. And all of your personal momentum is insisting that you be your own person. You will need to be bold, brave and independent — and not let anyone drag you back down. They cannot harm you and have no power over you that you do not personally hand them. Remember that.

Short Monthly Horoscope for November 2016, #1125 | By Eric Francis

You’ve made your way challenging ideas that others hold dear. You’ve also questioned many of your own beliefs, which has helped build your confidence. You no longer need to be in a comfort zone; you don’t need sacred cows or taboos. If something you choose is truly right for you, then those around you must accept that fact. This will help you grow and develop personally like few other things. If you’re direct, sincere and somewhat formal in your challenges of others, they’re likely to respond positively, especially if you show up with a workable plan of action.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Nov. 7, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Watch your spending, and don’t let others spend your money. There’s something in your chart describing your boundaries as being a bit loose in these areas, so you’ll need to tidy up the edges and refrain from loaning anyone your debit card. That said, you’re in an unusually opportune moment to plan future business ventures. But keep your plans to yourself or limited to a carefully selected group of people. This is less about someone stealing your ideas and more a caution against scattering your energy by talking away your ideas. What you want now is a sense of containment, so that you can think clearly and seriously. Involve others on an as-needed basis. You don’t need to reveal your whole plan to any one person; you just need to know, develop and respect your ideas yourself. You set your own ethics, your own schedule and your choice of whom to involve.

Moonshine Horoscope for Scorpio New Moon, #1124 | By Len Wallick

Some of the issues you now face are about you. Some are not. Sorting out which is which will go a long way towards making your load feel lighter. To do so, you need time to think. Keep in mind that thinking is not the same as procrastination. Take care of any urgent situations and keep up with all that you absolutely have to get done in order to keep (and preferably increase) order in your life. Assuming you can organize your affairs to the point that you are no longer running as fast as you can to stay in the same place, you should find that you have more time to meditate at length on the subject of where others end and where you begin.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Oct. 31, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Sunday’s spectacular New Moon in your birth sign is a reminder that it’s time to enter a new phase of your life. Sometimes we do this as an act of will; sometimes the emotional landscape opens up and we walk into a new vista; sometimes both are happening at once, and that looks like what’s going on. Understand that you control many facets of your perception through your mental approach and attitude. Approach means how you ‘come at’ any situation, and ‘attitude’ is your position or posture. So pay attention to how you come at things, and what your posture is. You have infinite approaches to any situation you find yourself in, or any puzzle you face. Consider a few before you automatically choose the most habituated one. Every circumstance is, in fact, new — just like every person is different and every day is a new day.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for November 2016, #1123 | By Eric Francis

It’s time to make contact with your drive for social justice. This is a real value that you hold, and it can transcend many other distractions. You believe in the truth, and deep in your heart you want the truth to prevail. You believe in the right thing, and you want the right thing to happen. Taking action on this in small, tangible ways would be more helpful to you and the world than, say, texting money to a charity. Take any opportunity to make the right thing happen. Look around you anywhere and you will see people who need help, who need someone to stand up for them, who need any small advantage. Many times a day you’re in a position to offer that. Make it your business. One benefit of doing this is that it siphons energy from the jealous, competitive and needy side of human nature. You are drawing power from some of the most toxic personality traits and social conditioning and reinvesting it in making yourself a positive force in your environment. Another advantage is that by positioning yourself to be only helpful, you will discover how abundant you are. Notably, much of that abundance is in the form of ideas. Let them lead to action, which will lead to more ideas. Let that ripple out into the world and count it as progress for humanity.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Oct. 24, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Take the slow, steady approach in business or professional affairs. Remember that the web of life is woven one relationship at a time. This spans from the seemingly most minor or trivial associations to the most profound and meaningful. There is less difference between them than you may think. For maximum benefit, treat them all the same: with the utmost respect. When you encounter people, remember that on some level everyone is dealing with pain, loss and disappointment. It’s not that you have to coddle people; rather, be as gentle as you can, and have the fewest expectations. This will cultivate natural humility: rich or poor, young or old, happy or sad, we’re all in the same boat. Slow down with each person until you can feel the common ground that you share. Listen and notice. You will make some unusually beautiful discoveries.

Weekly Horoscope for Oct. 20, 2016, #1122 | By Amy Elliott

The Sun is about to enter your sign, beginning the season in which (so they say) the veil between the worlds is thinnest. Born into this moment, you are likely to understand this concept intuitively, and you know of its rich potential for growth. That is true whichever hemisphere you happen to live in; and this year, your strong instincts or your subconscious could provide much of the fuel you need to boost your most significant ambitions. I suggest you pay attention to your inner voice, and also record your dreams.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Oct. 17, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Yours is one of the most perceptive signs. I find it great fun to listen to the observation of the world from the Scorpio point of view, because it’s always seeking insight into subtle motives. Now is the time to understand your own motives. And it’s time to honor the power of your words, which is substantial. Your words have so much energy that they will penetrate deeper than you think, and have more impact than you may imagine. If you aspire to write, this is the time to have a breakthrough; that is, to have the feeling of actually, really writing and coming across. Reading will also benefit you now. If there is some subject you’re trying to get to the bottom of, now is the time. Just be clear, and gentle, and sit on things for a day or three before you publish or push ‘send’.

Moonshine Horoscope for Aries Full Moon, #1121 | By Len Wallick

If you are feeling a bit vulnerable right now, don’t despair. Take it as a sign that you are awake and aware. After all, human beings are not made of steel, and that’s a good thing. You don’t have to be hard to be well. You just need to pay attention to what challenges you, and respond appropriately. Most often that response will begin with taking good care of yourself. Be conscious of what choices will make you stronger, and which will not. Beyond that, working with others in a common effort will go a long way towards assuring your comfort. Do the right thing by those with whom you have cast your lot and trust them to do the same.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Oct. 10, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

A truly unusual mixture of energies simmers down your need to speak up for yourself. You are processing some deep feelings, and if you don’t express them, you’re likely to explode. That would not be productive. Yet if you’re able to say, ‘I think’, ‘I feel’, and ‘I want’, you will be a much happier person. By ‘say’, I mean, ‘say calmly but sincerely’. The problem with most emotional communication is that it happens close to the boiling point, where there’s a sensation of needs being neglected. Where this elusive thing called needs is concerned, though, it’s essential that they be as self-met as possible, and that relationships be more the purview of voluntary fulfillment. This reverses the usual logic. There are still actual needs in relationships, and to the extent that is true, you need to learn the language of emotions, and gain enough clarity to say what you mean and mean what you say.

Short Monthly Horoscope for October 2016, #1120 | By Eric Francis

This has been an unusual year for you: many self-discoveries, many necessary changes, and discovering something about your deep personal strength. That seems to be rooted in what you want. Yet now, it’s coming from what you want to say. You actually have ideas and, more than that, you have the capacity to change your mind. And this you are seeing the beauty of. Simply put, the actual strength of the mind is its ability to adapt. For you this has gone from being a struggle to a blessing. A discovery that’s on the horizon will help you take your life to a new level.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Oct. 3, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Mars has spent much of the year in your sign, connecting you with who you are on an emotional level. The rest of the year, Mars has been in Sagittarius, reminding you of your spiritual goals and your rather unworldly values. This has been a real test: of your integrity, of your willingness to live the truth of what you believe and, most of all, your willingness to let go of the past. Much of that has been conducted through ‘inner work’, and now that work is moving outward into your most intimate relationships, particularly with neighbors, colleagues and siblings. You simply must live the truth of who you are, rather than wish you could. You need to gain confidence that can only come from experience. To gain this experience you’re going to need to violate some protocols, and get past what you perceive as the expectations of others. You might not need to be bad, but your goal cannot be to be good; it must be to be real.

Moonshine Horoscope for Libra New Moon, #1119 | By Len Wallick

Improvisational art is among the greatest human achievements. It is not as easy as it looks, however. When it is the turn of any given musician in a jazz combo to deliver a solo for example, what the audience hears is more than just random noodling. Preceding a jazz musician’s spontaneous creation are years of learning, practice and experience playing with others. The result of this long and individuating evolution is a unique individual, one who can listen with an educated ear and respond in collaboration; one who can capture and express the universe with vital immediacy while also furthering the world’s development into the next moment. Whatever form your own creative nature takes, be confident that you are now ready to deliver your own exquisite solos. All you have to do is pay attention. You will know how to pick your spots.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Sept. 26, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Venus is now in your sign, and you’re like honey to the bees. Jupiter is in Libra, an angle of your chart that’s a well of imagination and fantasy. The thing is, you can now make your fantasies and desires real easier than usual. You have the influence and the charisma. Start by acknowledging them to yourself. Do so boldly and graphically, including some details. Then determine which people you might need to get into the act. The thing to remember — and it’s crucial in all facets of life here in the digital age — is that fantasy is different from reality. There’s a necessary step you take into a denser and seemingly less fluid experience when you go from imagination into physical reality. Therefore, be patient, and gain practice. Experiment with people you trust. Try something three times before you decide whether it’s really for you. Once is not enough.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscopes for October 2016, #1118 | By Eric Francis

Though it will be tempting to use pressure or force on certain people who seem stuck, that would not help your situation. Instead, do something that’s relatively easy: let them know you want to understand where they’re coming from. Then really strive to understand their viewpoint and the emotional reality behind it. Your persistent focus on what matters will be an orientation point for others, and it will have a clarifying influence. You merely need to apply the penetrating quality of your mind, and keep the conversation low key. Ask questions and really have a sense whether you understand or not. This will be especially important in work situations where groups are involved. Groups can be entirely lost and either nobody in the group wants to admit it, or they are all following one another around blindly. You’re the one who has to see beyond this. That means recognizing patterns as they point to problems and then to solutions. This is closely related to creativity; or rather, it’s identical, only you would substitute ‘puzzle’ for ‘problem’. You are in a highly unusual position to see the potential in all the chaos that the world is drowning in. You might even be able to understand the spiritual crisis of the internet, because currently you have a sense of the scale of both the problem and the creative puzzle that it presents.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Sept. 19, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You seem like you’ve been wanting to burst and keep total control at the same time. You cannot do both, but you may be able to choose when and where you want to let it all out. The thing not to deny is that you have all this energy running through you, and it’s lighting you up and pumping your heat and giving you all these impulses what to do. Once you make friends with your drive and desire and core-level need to express yourself, you will feel more balanced. Yet the thing to do is to actually get your energy moving and to direct it in intentional ways, focused on what you really want to express or create. It would be too easy to blow off all your energy in a way that’s not especially constructive or creative. It will be almost as easy, and much more fun, to focus and do something productive, pleasurable and real.

Pisces Full Moon Moonshine for Sept. 15, 2016, #1117 | By Len Wallick

If you are breathing easier lately, don’t be suspicious of your good fortune. You have earned any break you are now receiving. It may seem counterintuitive, but the best way to keep good times coming your way just might begin with relaxing and allowing yourself to enjoy every single respite in full. Besides the reduction in tension, practicing joy like it’s an occupation will help your creative juices to flow as never before. While trials of the past may have provided you with both motivation and material to work with, it is not necessary for you to suffer in order to be the gifted, proficient and productive artist you are capable of becoming. Only fear can hold you back. Only fear need be feared anymore.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Sept. 12, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

It’s time to confront the dark side of your relationships: all the emotions that you don’t usually consider. This will, after a little while, have the desirable effect of setting you free. Now let’s consider a few possible emotions. To be clear, I am not proposing that you actually feel them, but I suggest you question whether you do. One is an entitlement to feel jealous, particularly in sexual situations. There’s no emotion more capable of shutting down the love that might flow between you and someone else. Yet you’re missing an opportunity to learn about yourself, and something profound about your existence, if you do. Another is the reluctance to state, in simple and honest terms, what you need — and to allow others the chance to respond. One last is projecting your struggle to love yourself onto others, pretending that for whatever reason they don’t love you. The moment you become aware of any of these (or any related scenarios) you also invoke the power to change them, if you want.

Short Monthly Horoscope for September 2016, #1116 | By Eric Francis

A longstanding financial issue is coming to a head. When you make peace with certain limits you know exist, you will also begin to see your true potential. Think of restrictions and boundaries as things that you first acknowledge and honor, and then gradually figure out how to move beyond. You will benefit from greater attention to financial structure. From that you will discover that a measure of imposed order leads the way to greater economic freedom. You would benefit from the help of a guide, teacher or professional to help you get yourself organized.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Sept. 5, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

There’s a line from a book that I’m reminded of often: “Beware of the temptation to perceive yourself as unfairly treated.” You might, instead, champion the causes of those who really need you. It’s a much better use of your energy, and will serve to remind you how good you have it. If you feel yourself encountering emotions on the jealousy and control side of the spectrum, take a breath and ask yourself whether you’re not really upset about something else. You are equally free to celebrate your own passion by celebrating that of everyone else. It’s a true fact that you cannot control other people. At best you could control yourself, but you don’t need to do much more than guide your thoughts and feelings in the direction of what is alive and life-affirming. When you honor love in any form, you also honor your own need and desire to be loved. Open up and you will feel just how much life is offering you.

Virgo New Moon Moonshine for Sept. 1, 2016, #1115 | By Len Wallick

Whether or not you do the right thing is often a very personal matter. Many are the decisions that remain between you and yourself. In many ways, that’s a good thing, allowing you room to make mistakes and needing only to forgive yourself and learn something from the experience should you find your choices somehow wanting. At this time, and for the foreseeable future, however, you will not be able to avoid having at least some of your judgments and decisions witnessed by those with whom you must continue to share your life in some way. It’s almost as if you are about to go through a period when you will be obliged to show how fair and wise you are capable of being. Someday, it may be the turn of those now watching to judge you. Therefore, do yourself the greatest favor possible and do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Aug. 29, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Keep your focus on work. You may have lots of social opportunities, and by all means have some fun. Yet maintaining consistency and devotion to your professional activities, and to your professional image, are essential now. You’re at a turning point where many facets of life are concerned, though especially your work. This can turn out very well for you. Yet your success requires prolonged devotion and dedication. That means persistence, which includes sidestepping turbulence and unhelpful people, and staying on track. Be mindful of the fact that you are, in a sense, on public display at all times. People are looking to you for leadership and as an example. That makes you a focal point of your community, and someone whose ethics are an important part of the message that you send. Stay sober, negotiate rather than get involved in conflict, and at all times remember what you want.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for Sept. 2016, #1114 | By Eric Francis

Do you feel protected? It’s time to tune into that feeling. Your sign is more given to anxiety than the astrology books say, plenty of which is social anxiety about what you think other people think about you. If you knew the sheer volume of energy you’ve wasted on this topic, you would be amazed. No matter how grounded and secure you are in fact, you will scramble that feeling by projecting judgment onto others. Two bits of information might help. People think about you less than you think they do. They have a lot of other people on their mind. Second, it does not matter what most people think or feel, unless they have some direct power over you, or unless you specifically care about them. This will require some sorting out. Your astrology this month is a wild tour of your civic and social world. You will see and notice a lot; you’ve got the power of discernment when it comes to deciding who means what to you, and why. Yet you can afford to go light on your assessments, and you can afford to notice those with whom you share goodwill. Suspicion and judgment in any form will block your perception. There are some people who really have your back. They care about you just because they do. Notice who they are.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Aug. 22, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You have a knack for holding the pieces together. Heck, you may be the one person on the planet who is capable of herding cats. Your first order of business is literally business: take care of money, keep the flow going, and allocate precious resources carefully. Make every decision count. You seem determined to work through one particular choke point to your cash flow. If astrology means anything, it looks like this: you have a lot of energy tied up in something that’s not easy to access or to put to use. In a sense you are blocking yourself. What you’re now trying to do is unravel that interference. You may be inclined to do so violently. What I suggest you do, rather than taking a hammer to anything, is to get out your magnifying glass and look closely at the details. There is some deception involved. It may be that you’re not leveling with yourself, or that someone is trying to get one over on you. Be open-minded. Figure this out and you will take many steps ahead.

Full Moon Moonshine Horoscope for Aug. 18, 2016, #1113 | By Len Wallick

While you may very well move in mysterious ways, it’s not really your truest nature to procrastinate. Therefore, if you have been either putting off or avoiding any decisions (especially regarding your residential environment or inner life), make it your business to get down to business now. Begin by getting clear about what you have actually been thinking while things have been hanging. In order to do so, it might very well be of immeasurable help to think out loud in the company of others whom you trust, and whose judgment you respect.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Aug. 15, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Finances remain an important theme for you now, and you need to get your house in order. The first thing to do is to prioritize, which is likely to involve making what seem like difficult choices. The question is, what exactly is the difficulty? You appear to be in conflict between what you want, and what you think other people think is right for you. This can be a subtle level of psychology, where you sort out the influence of authority figures in your thought process. Once you start setting your own priorities as a fundamental matter of living, it becomes easier to see where you’re letting others have an influence. I am speaking specifically about parents, siblings and various authority figures from your past who seem to be in a kind of inner debate. None of this is real unless you pretend that it is. What matters is what you say matters.

Weekly Horoscope for Aug. 11, 2016, #1112 | By Amy Elliott

The phrase “count your blessings” is in some ways rightly considered a platitude. When someone really has a problem, this is the last thing they need to hear. Yet if you are feeling tempted by the allure of the grass in the next field, there might be some use in looking more carefully at the one you’re standing in before hopping the fence. You’ve recently been building on good solid ground, and you have some excellent resources at hand. Make sure you’re using them to their fullest capacity.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Aug. 8, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Money issues often come back to unresolved issues with parents. Carl Jung, the great 20th century psychoanalyst, said they relate to mother. Sigmund Freud, one of his teachers, said they relate to father. So let’s say it could be either parent, or both — and you’re likely to be rubbing against these themes now. The fact that this question relates to your family may not be obvious on the surface. It’s not always as stark as someone telling you what to do (though it may be). More often it relates to how you feel when you set your own priorities. For example, when you decide what you want and take steps to make it happen, do you feel guilty? Even a little? Do you feel like you’re betraying someone by making your own decisions? That’s the feeling I’m talking about. The core of this issue almost always relates back to being afraid of people who seem to hold authority over you, or who once did. In the next few weeks you can blow through this, with gusto.

Short Monthly Horoscope for August 2016, #1111 | By Eric Francis

Over the next few weeks you may feel a need to push against an obstacle of some kind. Rather than using brute force, use the power of your ideas. Rather than engaging in a confrontation, use reason. Rather than arguing, listen carefully and find the openings where your ideas are the most valuable. You don’t want to get into a situation where one person’s beliefs are pitted against another’s. That means be less attached to what you think is right, and more devoted to discovering the truth. Remain in control of the power to change your mind. It will serve you well.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Aug. 1, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Mars is about to leave your sign, after being with you for months. Have you learned to state, in plain and simple terms, what you want? If nothing else, that would be a fitting legacy of your experience. Yet on a deeper level, the theme has been learning to let go of aggression against yourself in the form of self-judgment, resentment or guilt in any form. These are deeply ingrained patterns and they’re not usually transcended easily. Yet the moment you become aware you’re feeling one of them, notice how you can just stop yourself. The more you practice this, the easier it will be. Remember that these strange emotions serve to undermine your self-confidence, and if you focus on that you’ll have an added edge. You need and depend on your confidence, and you’re likely to have plenty of it at the moment.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for August 2016, #1110 | By Eric Francis

You seem to be getting yourself moving dependably enough to set some new goals. By necessity, you’ve invested considerable time and energy this year into resolving the past, and addressing some emotional issues. This has added up to one necessary development: being honest with yourself. Why exactly is this such a challenge, and not just for you but for so many? The answer can be found in one emotion: guilt. I don’t mean regret for something you actually did wrong. Rather, I mean that nagging, toxic sensation of self-questioning. Among other things, guilt is an adhesive that sticks us to the past. Seen one way, this is a vastly complex issue; seen another, it’s as simple as: what would you do if you didn’t feel guilty? Have you ever questioned how one emotion, taught to all children and enforced with a real degree of violence, can so deeply mess with the relationship you have to yourself? And have you considered that’s the main purpose? By now it’s likely you’ve come to an emotional-level understanding of who you are and what you want. Your new learning goal, as I see it, is how to be that person unabashedly. If you feel resistance, notice that and keep going. It will be a combination of optimism and persistence that keep you going through the next month — to a much better place.

Monday Morning Horoscope for July 25, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Astrologers around the world still have their eyes focused on Mars in your sign, which was recently retrograde, and involved in many potent aspects. The latest news is that you have finally gone beyond a series of high-friction encounters and confrontations that have taken up much of your time the past month or so. Speaking of the past, you would be wise to go beyond it. It’s way too easy for you to live there, seemingly perpetually. Greater things are calling you, if only you would take a break from obsessing over your own psychology or analyzing your motives. What, exactly, are you concerned about? What evidence do you have, by which I mean actual evidence, that you want anything but the best for other people? If you owe anyone an apology, offer it humbly, forgive yourself, and move on. There are mighty aspects in your chart that are summoning you to fulfill your true destiny. Get to it.

Weekly Horoscope for July 21, 2016, #1109 | By Amy Elliott

This could be the perfect moment for cultivating your relationships, in every sense of that adaptable word. There are many ways to enjoy the delights of other beings in your life, and to bless them in turn with your own gifts. One thing that’s especially beautiful about human contact is that with each person in our multifaceted lives, we develop a form of love that’s wholly unique to that partnership. That makes it possible to love without reserve or restraint; and, as the song goes, the world surely needs it right now. Luckily, you have plenty to give.

Monday Morning Horoscope for July 18, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Mars has been big news all year. It’s still in your sign and it will be for a while, moving slowly and thoughtfully. Because Mars is the Scorpio planet from ancient astrology, this has some unusual influence for you: I suggest you consider it a once-in-a-lifetime blessing. It has a specific message, which is that it’s time for you to be yourself despite what all those other people think. It takes strength, courage and integrity to stand apart from the crowd — especially the well-meaning people who tend to think like everyone else. You are different and you’re now learning to express those distinctions that you and only you possess. While it’s not necessary to be in any way hostile or combative, there may be times when you must confront others, and I suggest you not shy away from that. You are in a process of emergence, refinement and tempering, and will benefit from some heat and friction.

Full Moon Moonshine Horoscope for July 14, 2016, #1108 | By Len Wallick

It’s very likely that you currently have a firm grasp and clear understanding of everything that is familiar to you. That’s good, but it would not be so good to think you are an authority regarding lives or circumstances other than your own. Therefore endeavor to be open. Strive to have an open mind defined by a continuous acknowledgement that you can always stand to learn something more. Maintain an open heart, which can sustain feelings of compassion for those you cannot bring yourself to empathize with. Finally, do yourself the vital service of keeping the doors and windows of your perception open to welcome in anything and everything you don’t already know.

Monday Morning Horoscope for July 11, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Mars, which was retrograde till recently, is now creeping forward in your birth sign. The image is one of self-completion, and a reminder that you have what you need. This rare condition offers you influence, such as the ability to persuade; it will offer you perspective, such as the value of gradual, steady progress; and most of all, it offers insight into your own psychology and that of others. Now that you have these powers, it’s essential that you use them, and use them wisely. You have the ability to provoke others, or to make them into allies. You have the ability to help or to harm. As has been said many times in different ways, good intentions are not enough. You must use awareness, and discernment. You would be wise to take enough time to make every decision, such as using the guiding rule, ‘sleep on it’.

Short Monthly Horoscope for July 2016, #1107 | by Eric Francis

Mars has been retrograde in your sign for months, and it changed direction in late June. This has taken you on a journey deep into your emotions, including direct encounters with fear, desire, passion and memories you haven’t recalled in ages. You now know what you’re made of, and what you want. You don’t need to argue with yourself about these things; you merely need to accept what is true about you, and live from that place. Self-acceptance is a journey without a final destination, though as you travel this path you will discover others who accept you without hesitation.

Monday Morning Horoscope for July 4, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Make one decision at a time. You don’t need to solve the whole riddle or tie up all the loose ends. Focus your intentions and set a clear, short agenda. Then address a single concern. It might be something minor, to get an easy task out of the way. You might choose something difficult (saving the easier stuff for later) and build confidence in yourself because you’ve risen to an unusual challenge. It doesn’t matter. What will make the real difference is that you gather momentum in a positive direction. Dissolve or withdraw from what is not working for you while you emphasize what is working. Do everything you can to invest in what actually gets a result. Your chart setup is such that your life will accumulate momentum in whatever direction you’re going. That’s the thing to pay attention to; keep it positive, since that’s what will multiply.

New Moon Moonshine Horoscope for June 30, 2016, #1106 | by Len Wallick

One especially cogent aphorism repeated in many social contexts is that there is a time and place for everything. It’s a bit of conventional wisdom that seems to have been forgotten by many in our often-unconventional times. You, however, are among the few who have most likely retained a deep and abiding understanding of how nearly any given practice, behavior or activity can not only be permissible, but appropriate if the where and when are right. It’s not because you are old-fashioned, either. Indeed, it seems that time and culture have gone and come around to make you among the most modern of people precisely because you have the capacity to teach the rest of us how discretion, properly employed, serves to define — not confine — a life well lived.

Monday Morning Horoscope for June 27, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Mars is about to return to direct motion in your sign. This is a turning point along a specific journey of your life that dates back to early January. That’s approximately when some powerful motivation kicked in and led you to start making decisions. You’ve questioned many of them, and gone through some effort to rethink what didn’t work out the first time. For the next month, Mars will assist you in completing that process of reassessment. If you do this honestly, you’ll notice a few things that will benefit from the power of your choice. You might need to make decisions that seem as if they will reverse or up-end what you’ve already established. This will be worth it. You’re far closer to the beginning of your process than you think. In hindsight, whatever you correct or rework now will blend into your memory of the early beginnings of this new phase of your life.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for July 2016, #1105 | by Eric Francis

At long last, Mars is returning to direct motion (on June 29). To the extent that you’ve been feeling out of sorts, you can now wiggle back into alignment with yourself. Mars, however, will spend the next month covering territory in your sign where it was retrograde. You are getting similar life lessons and life experiences in a new way. There are certain factors that you have to penetrate through in layers. In truth it’s taken most of the year, perhaps longer, to do this — though you’re at that point where you must get the point. You would do well to pause asking questions and look at what is blatantly obvious. That includes how you feel. Denial only works for so long. Then something else must take over: bold honesty, imagination, love, lust or all of the above. The nature of your life must be about who you really are, and if you don’t know, then the nature of your life must be about an honest experiment. The thing about that experiment is that you don’t know the outcome. That’s the whole thing. That’s the heart of the matter. However, it’s no longer possible for you to live only with what is predictable, or in ways of life that are pallid in comparison to the passion you feel inside. This is a rare time to move in daring new directions and, presently, the odds of success are stacked your way.

Monday Morning Horoscope for June 20, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You may be aware that for about two months, Mars (the first planet associated with your sign) has been retrograde. Mars is now in Scorpio, slowing down as it gets ready to change directions: a process that peaks on June 29 but which spreads out two weeks in either direction. You may feel some deep movement in your emotions or in your soul. You may feel like you’re realigning with yourself. You may feel like you’re coming to terms with some unusually deep questions that you typically don’t ask yourself, much less answer. If you find yourself asking, go gently on getting a response. This is very much a matter of allowing the information to bubble up from a deep level of your psyche. This might come from so deep you discover a new dimension of who you are. There is one thing you can do to facilitate this process: be honest with yourself about what you want. Do not pretend; do not deny. Be real with yourself. You will feel great.

Moonshine Horoscope for June 16, 2016, #1104 | by Len Wallick

Vindication can be yours. That’s true whether you are living through a time of trial or living the proverbial “life of Riley.” Either way, there are some open questions regarding both past choices and present viability. Perhaps paradoxically, the answers to those questions will not matter as much as how you answer them. It will not help your cause to be defensive. Indeed, it is essential for you to know there is nothing that needs defending. Neither will it do for you to conceal anything. As a matter of fact, being absolutely and convincingly transparent will be your best practice for now and the foreseeable future. Most importantly, you need to feel secure enough to understand that the true power of your present position lies in the certainty that you have earned distinctions that cannot be lost and achievements that can never, ever be taken away.

Monday Morning Horoscope for June 13, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Mars is near the end of its retrograde in your sign, which dates back to late April. This is putting you in contact with some deep feelings about yourself and your purpose in the world. The effect is mainly emotional. Please pay attention to what surfaces, and try not to panic if you find yourself doubting. You’re on the side of this event where doubt is most likely to surface, as is some frustration with the way things have been for so long. The purpose of that feeling is so that you can recognize and heal your doubt, rather than be silently ruled by it. The point of challenge for you is that among what comes to the surface are the deeper issues people tend to brush off using denial or avoidance. What you have now is a rare opportunity to access levels of healing that are not often so easily available. Work this to your advantage.

Monday Morning Horoscope for June 6, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

There’s a reason to avoid going deep into your feelings: you might learn something about yourself. It would be something you could no longer deny, and would therefore need to rearrange your life around. It looks like you can sense the potential for radical changes to your day-to-day activities, the way you structure your life and — most significantly — who you think you are. What may be making you nervous is that you don’t have any sense of who else you might be. But that’s like saying you don’t want to leave your room because you don’t know what you would find when you do. The whole point of discovering and admitting that you don’t really know who you are is so that you can enter the unknown with a sense of adventure. But you’re not really going far; you’ve been carrying a vast, unexplored world within you your whole life — and now it’s calling you.

Short Monthly Horoscope for June 2016, #1103 | By Eric Francis

Draw yourself out of your shell, and engage with the world around you. You may feel like you need to pull yourself inward and conserve your energy. Do that for a little while every day, or for a few days at a time. Yet, once you’ve focused inwardly for a while, test out what you’ve learned in social situations, creative projects and collaborations. Be bold and consider what you want for yourself in the long-term, such as imagining where you might be five years from now. You have a rare perspective to see clearly into the distance.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 30, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Mars, the official Scorpio planet, has returned to your sign, where it’ll stay for more than two months. The message: seek completion in yourself. Our culture has a concept that the only way we can become whole people is by finding some missing element in others. While others can be helpful, as a total plan it doesn’t usually work. Seeking self-esteem in relationships doesn’t get the desired result because relationships tend to be unstable and wrought with judgment. Seen this way, it’s clear that your relationship to yourself needs to be the most stable one in your life. That requires depth, and Mars retrograde in your sign will give you that if you’re willing to take the journey within. You might say this astrology describes questioning all of your assumptions about yourself. The trick is finding them. And the way to do that is, notice when you come up against a contradiction or inner conflict of some kind. That is where to pause and listen.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for June 2016, #1102 | By Eric Francis

Mars ends its long retrograde in your sign on June 29. If you’re asking yourself why your life has been so unusual, why so much emotional material has come up, and what exactly is the nature of the conflicts you’ve experienced, Mars retrograde can help illustrate the point. Several persistent matters are likely to keep vying for your attention. Those are the things to look at and listen to rather than complain about. There are two messages that are pouring through the astrology. One is the emphasis on being here now. By that I mean living in the present, rather than burning your energy obsessing over the past and the future. Note that the very purpose of focusing on anything other than the present is specifically to do just that: essentially, to evade your own life. The answer is found in the second message, which is to be honest about what you want. The whole matter of actual desire can have a way of up-ending social conventions, expectations and agreements, but the real ‘danger’ is that of actually living. I suggest you face that supposed danger; that you take the risk of actually living for what you want rather than for what is expected of you. To be fair, I must say this will have many unexpected results. There is a risk involved in movement and change, and an even greater risk in stagnation.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 23, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Self-esteem is based on another idea: self. It’s impossible to have one without the other. Yet one’s concept of self and the actual, underlying reality are often two different things. The story of your astrology is about penetrating through your notions and concepts of who you are and experiencing your actual inner existence. It may be necessary for you to betray – which really means to reveal – the people who taught you falsely about yourself. You are under no obligation to accept some other person’s untrue idea of who you are. This takes less courage than it may seem. Once you have made contact with your own essence, that has a way of becoming the dominant force in your psyche. Be bold about letting go of what is not true. Celebrate every time you discover an old self-deception you can rid yourself of. Feel the beauty of remembering who you truly are.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for May 19, 2016, #1101 | By Len Wallick

Peggy Noonan wrote that, “Part of courage is simple consistency.” True, consistency can have its shadow side just like anything else; stubbornness for its own sake would be one form. Yet consistency has its place and benefits, too. There is reason to think that your practicing at least one or two forms of consistency could very well contribute to the best possible outcomes for you and everybody you are associated with at this time. Foremost among those consistencies to consider undertaking is being kind to all. That, by the way, would necessarily include being kind to yourself. Another way you might want to practice consistency — more optional but, paradoxically, also more optimal — is by presenting the same face to every person you encounter. For only in that way can you consistently be, and feel like, your very own self.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 16, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Do your best to keep clear with others this week. Monitor your environment for information; listen to what people say, and remember what they say (especially any ‘off topic’ comments). Notice how one particular situation seems to be on the verge of taking a step, though don’t rush the process. Over the next week or so, you’re likely to make a discovery about someone close to you that provokes an even deeper discovery about yourself. You can afford to take your time with this, and to work without any specific goals for a while. You are in the process of diving into some deep spiritual waters, and you will thrive on the experience if you take the time to feel where you are, and notice what you’re experiencing inwardly, all the time. Water is the deep element. You don’t need to exert much force to move your body. In fact, the less, the better.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for May 19, 2016, #1101 | By Len Wallick

Peggy Noonan wrote that, “Part of courage is simple consistency.” True, consistency can have its shadow side just like anything else; stubbornness for its own sake would be one form. Yet consistency has its place and benefits, too. There is reason to think that your practicing at least one or two forms of consistency could very well contribute to the best possible outcomes for you and everybody you are associated with at this time. Foremost among those consistencies to consider undertaking is being kind to all. That, by the way, would necessarily include being kind to yourself. Another way you might want to practice consistency — more optional but, paradoxically, also more optimal — is by presenting the same face to every person you encounter. For only in that way can you consistently be, and feel like, your very own self.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 16, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Do your best to keep clear with others this week. Monitor your environment for information; listen to what people say, and remember what they say (especially any ‘off topic’ comments). Notice how one particular situation seems to be on the verge of taking a step, though don’t rush the process. Over the next week or so, you’re likely to make a discovery about someone close to you that provokes an even deeper discovery about yourself. You can afford to take your time with this, and to work without any specific goals for a while. You are in the process of diving into some deep spiritual waters, and you will thrive on the experience if you take the time to feel where you are, and notice what you’re experiencing inwardly, all the time. Water is the deep element. You don’t need to exert much force to move your body. In fact, the less, the better.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for May 12, 2016, #1100 | By Len Wallick

Odds are a lot of people wish they had at least one of your qualities. Therefore, be present to the good fortune of being you by not taking what you have for granted. Think of yourself as a well, which once dug still needs to be maintained. Be mindful of all the things you should (or shouldn’t) do to assure that you do not run dry, break down or somehow become bitter. This is about more than attending to your own good, because (whether you can see it or not) all that is good about you makes an important contribution towards maintaining an extended community. That community is defined and inspired by your very existence.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 9, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

There is extraordinary movement developing in your house of partnerships this week. This might influence your bonds with others on every level, be it personal, professional or in the many places they overlap. Something you either have deemed impossible or have not recognized the potential of is emerging as a distinct possibility. Yet in order to get the benefits as they are offered to you in the form of an opportunity for closeness, there’s something it would be helpful to hear. Your situation may be one of not wanting to hear, though it also could be that you don’t quite understand the language someone is speaking. You might lean in a little closer, or you might remember a certain idiosyncrasy you’ve noticed in yourself lately. It’s about how a particular thing is important to you, and you don’t know if anyone gets it but that doesn’t matter. Proceed from there and you’ll get it.

Moonshine Horoscope for May 5, 2016, #1099 | By Len Wallick

Your desire to protect those you love is actually quite adorable. That’s one of the things partners and friends find attractive about you. Even as adventurous as life with you can be, those sharing it with you can feel secure in the knowledge that you will have their back. There is a point, however, when your protective nature can add to the stress of those you love rather than actually shield them. For that reason, you may want to listen carefully to feedback from those you seek to care for. If they ask you to back off a bit, don’t be offended or feel useless. Just give your dear ones a chance to work through some of their own problems and even ask for help first, before rushing in with a premature rescue.

Monday Morning Horoscope for May 2, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You may be wondering what relationship partners are up to, and why you might not be able to get your signals clear. Here is a clue: have the discussion in person. Skip all the electronica, the social media, the SMS messages, the emails and even the telephone. Get together in a quiet place (preferably private rather than public) and have a conversation. I suggest you begin the discussion with physical needs: have you both eaten recently, and what do you want to eat? Then, with food present, listen to one another. One additional clue I can offer is that any question you have for another person (whomever it might be) is the very thing that would be helpful to ask yourself. You might try a method that has proven to be useful in therapy: treat whomever you’re speaking to, and listening to, as yourself. Or, without changing anything, consider that how you treat them is how you treat yourself. When you look from that angle, what do you notice?

Short Monthly Horoscope for May 2016, #1098 | By Eric Francis

You may not feel you have much to offer, though I would propose that the opposite is true. Like many things in life, it’s worth testing logic the reverse of what the world asserts. Generosity will teach you how much you have. Try this and see. Clinging only amplifies the feeling of not having. But there is something else: if you spend money only on what you truly value, you will see the true value of money. Every time you buy something, ask yourself questions that would have made our grandparents proud: Do I really need this? Do I even want it?

Monday Morning Horoscope for April 25, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You might pause your persistent concern about finances, and focus on the people in your life. Money is important, though it matters far less than most people imagine. Dependable friends, health and emotional contact matter more — and are more challenging to attain and to maintain. If you invest your energy into loving and sharing with people you genuinely care about, you may notice that many other concerns either disappear or find their correct place in your life. One thing about friends is that some of them know more than you about the challenges you might be facing, and will be able to offer ideas and potential solutions you might never have thought of. Remember to do as much of this as you can in person and as close to home as possible. You will have more intimate conversations in private spaces than you will in public ones — plus the food and wine are better.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for May 2016, #1097 | By Eric Francis

A relationship seems to be changing shapes and sizes faster than you can keep up with it; this is an illusion. Beneath the top layer there is a solid foundation of consistency and stability. Yet you cannot deny that you need to take a fresh look at things, which could start with a few new ideas, and reviving a few old ones that have been left by the wayside. It will help to take a light-hearted approach and to remind yourself that if a relationship is not fun, then what is its real purpose? There’s another thing that might be coming up, which is what to do about attractions outside your primary relationship. These things happen to everyone, and they are real. You might face the question of whether to discuss them with a partner or love interest, or to keep them quiet. I think this conceals a deeper question: do you bring all of yourself, or just part of yourself, into your relationships? Do you experience yourself in sections or fragments, or do you experience yourself as one holistic entity? What you do attests to what you believe. It’s true that you may relate to different people different ways, though that’s a natural effect of when the energy fields of two unique beings meet. Give yourself space to be who you are at any moment.

Monday Morning Horoscope for April 18, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

There is money, and there are your values. Most people do not grasp the difference, or how important it is to live with any order or sanity in your life. Enormous emphasis is placed on the acquisition of money and material things, while relatively little emphasis is invested in sorting out what is important and why. It’s clear that you would benefit from organizing your finances more carefully. This includes having a savings plan and a more accurate accounting of your cash flow. As the great astrologer Shelley Ackerman once said to me, “money flows toward structure.” Yet on what basis will you arrange that structure? How will you decide what really matters? The basis of those ideas is called your values. They are the number one most important aspect of self-understanding that you need. Be clear about your values and you will be clear about everything.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for April 14, 2016, #1096 | By Len Wallick

The desire to have material things is not intrinsically bad in any way, shape or form. An object of beauty can be an authentic source of joy forever. Furthermore, useful items often serve to make you more effective in what, after all, is a material world. When all is said and done, however, your most precious possessions can reliably be said to be your physical health and peace of mind. For that reason, the extent to which your tangible personal property serves to make and keep you healthy and happy is the extent to which it is truly useful. Remember that, and you will be able to discern clearly between what things you own and what (if any) things in fact own you.

Monday Morning Horoscope for April 11, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You seem to be concerned about money, and would benefit from taking an approach on the structural level rather than the level of acquiring the stuff. By structural, I mean things like knowing your fixed expenses, considering how to best handle debt (such as whether to refinance) and having solid methods for tracking income and outcome (that is, the results you get). Yet there’s something deeper going on, which is a series of reminders that your methods of acquiring money must be in tune with your actual values — which is to say, what you actually hold true and dear. Current aspects leave you little room to say or do things you don’t believe in, only for pay. And you’re being guided solidly in the direction of accomplishing something you’ve long desired: connecting who you are with how you earn your money. “It’s just a job” is a thing of the past, especially your past.

Moonshine Horoscope for April 7, 2016 #1095 | By Len Wallick

Love your feelings. Give your emotional qualities a hug. This is no time to deny or discredit your passionate and intuitive nature. While there is a proper time and place to be solid and objective, it would not become you to pretend that’s all there is to you. Your gut and heart are as much a part of you as your head; it is almost as if you have a team within you to manage and coach. The trick is to embrace every member of the team and bring them all with you all the time, while also being able to choose which of your multiple assets is most appropriate to apply in any given situation. If you can simply do that, you will always be giving yourself a chance to win.

Monday Morning Horoscope for April 4, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You have reached a maximum point of expansion. Soon it will be time to draw your energy inward, which I think will come with a sense of relief. You seemed to be headed toward a limit that it would be helpful to stop well in advance of. If we take your story back approximately two years, do a review and consider what you’ve left unresolved (whether emotionally or in your commitments to others). If you’re focused and efficient, you can tie up the loose ends in about two or three months. In that time you’ll make some decisions and set some new priorities, and proceed with far greater confidence than you have right now. It’s likely that a financial reorganization will be part of this process. Look at every account carefully. There are places you can stop needless spending, and others where you can consolidate and refinance debts. Be thorough and get second opinions as you proceed.

Short Monthly Horoscope for April 2016, #1094 | By Eric Francis

Busy is not what you want to be — productive is. The difference between these two concepts is often overlooked. I would propose that, currently, the operative difference involves money — connecting ideas, time and effort to revenue. If you do this, you’ll teach yourself to be efficient. And when you’re done, the other kind of productivity is what feels good in a nourishing way — time spent with a loved one, or creating or imbibing art and music. Pretty much anything else would qualify as buzzing about. Keep a finger on the pulse of time. Feel the heartbeat of real vitality.

Monday Morning Horoscope for March 28, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You might think you need to make some important financial moves, and that is true. Much of the theme of 2016 for you is getting clear about your relationship to money. Remember, though, that money is an abstraction. It has no inherent value. It’s barely real, it’s a volatile form of energy, and way too much emphasis is placed on its supposed importance. The same astrology is reminding you to be true to who you are. Be true to your most deeply held values. You might feel uncertain about this, and it would be wise of you to consider your values as a question, riddle or mystery rather than something that’s set in stone. You are on an adventure of finding out what they are. I suggest you treat it that way, and honor the fact that you change as you grow, and different things become important to you. As Joni Mitchell said, “I’m not sure who I am but life is for learning.”

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for April, 2016, #1093 | By Eric Francis

Mars, the classical planet associated with Scorpio, stations retrograde later this month. This focuses questions of attachment, jealousy and, most notably, your relationship to money. Mars will retrograde into your sign, where it will spend all of June and July. So this is less about figuring out things, and more about gaining an understanding of who you are in relationship to those things. The bottom line seems to be about identifying what you actually need, and then learning how to say that out loud. On the deepest level this is an emotional question. We’re really talking about how you feel and how you relate to what you feel, and about a grouping of themes related to survival. It’s possible to play out all kinds of root-chakra dramas and burn up a lot of energy. It’s also possible to seek authentic understanding of your most basic requirements for living, make peace with them, and learn to speak in language that other people understand. Yet this requires the intent of being understood, and the willingness to receive. How do you get there? I would say that generosity would teach you plenty. Do you really need to hold on so tight? Learn to share what you feel and what you have, and soon enough it will seem normal — as will the feeling of being understood.

Monday Morning Horoscope for March 21, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

There is plenty going on in the world and in your world, and you can think of lots of reasons to worry. Yet sometimes that’s the very best time to focus on the pleasures of life. I don’t mean mindless diversion. I mean emphasizing what you love the very most; what you’re the most passionate about; the experiences that lead you to feel the most complete. This would qualify as a way of keeping things positive, but there is more than that. Times of instability and uncertainty can be converted into the most productive, the most creatively lavish, and those where you experience the greatest breakthroughs. You need to keep your energy flowing in a constructive and creative direction, and everyone around you will benefit from your doing so. Your personal growth projects are all about sticking to what is the most important to you, and I would propose that this qualifies.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for March 17, 2016 #1092 | By Len Wallick

If ever there were a time to show your cards, it is now. After all, life does not always (or even frequently) resemble a poker game. In fact, the present time has a potential to resemble another type of game for you — the type you played when you were a child, before you were compelled to compete. You probably remember that time prior to the perception of high stakes and risk, back when games were for the purpose of having fun. You almost certainly still know how to play that way. More to the point, there is a distinct possibility that at least some part of your life that is currently the object of your dedication and devotion can also become a joy. You need only to show your feelings and share your enthusiasm about it.

Monday Morning Horoscope for March 14, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

The Sun and many other planets moving through your fellow water sign Pisces are reminding you that this is one of the most creative moments in recent memory. Yet passion, an eye for beauty and a sense of what you might bring into being all depend on your being open to experience and flexible in your opinions. That may be easier said than done, though being motivated will help a lot. You have many new experiences enticing you to open up, relax and go with the flow of existence. To paraphrase Shakespeare, far more is possible than you ever dreamed of, and you are more creative than you ever imagined. To tap into all this potential, you merely need to get out of your own way, and be willing to take a few chances on yourself. The odds are stacked strongly in your favor.

Moonshine Horoscope for March 10, 2016 #1091 | By Len Wallick

Dedication and devotion are admirable traits. Odds are you have been demonstrating those qualities in how you live. As a matter of fact, your nose may have been so diligently applied to your version of a grindstone as to miss how something has shifted in your life as of late. Perhaps it was subtle; but if you think a bit, you should be able to pinpoint where and how something has recently changed. Once you are clear on what that change is, you may want to consider two additional things. First, this change is probably not permanent. Rather, it is a temporary opening of sorts. Next, the nature of this opening might well consist of a chance to get away from the grind for a while. If your lot lately has been all work and no play, take a break now while you still can.

Monday Morning Horoscope for March 7, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

This is an abundantly inspired and erotic moment for you, though it’s stretching all your boundaries, your limits and what you think of as your potential. Take the ride, and take it as far as you can. Whatever uneasy sense of risk you may be feeling will be replaced by a sense of quest and adventure, something you’ve often said you live for. The difference between the way you’ve lived until now and the way you can live beginning right now involves making flow and flexibility your most readily available modes. Where you feel stiff is the place to lean into. Where you feel frozen is what you want to melt. Existence is moved forward by the feeling of yes, and saying yes to yourself. The brainwashing of no, no, no has been pumped into our minds for decades now, but nothing of value was ever created that way.

Short Monthly Horoscope for March 2016, #1090 | By Eric Francis

This may turn out to be one of the most creative months of your life, opening the door to many new possibilities. The stars and planets are with you. You must bring the willingness to dare, and the childlike curiosity to experiment. If you do, you might find yourself exploring potentials that you have only dreamed of but never imagined could come true. To do this you will indeed need to think, feel and act in a way that’s different from many people around you. In the process, you’re likely to attract those who are right on your wavelength.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for March 2016, #1089 | By Eric Francis

We have all read that Scorpio is the most sexual sign. If there’s one thing that everyone knows about astrology, that would be it. What’s not known is how other signs arranged around the wheel facilitate this, the most significant being Pisces. Your creative zone — the do it for fun, get out the paints and the champagne, the cameras and the models, let’s get this art party going — is Pisces. This stokes your imagination, melts your tendency to be restrained, and gives you a place to get into the flow of life. And this whole region of your consciousness is not only calling you, it’s like the raging river on a glorious spring day inviting you to shoot the rapids. Here’s what I suggest. Rather than telling yourself how creative, or liberated, or experienced you are, approach life as a newcomer. You’re aware by now how much has changed around you, and how nearly every previous expectation you’ve encountered has melted, faded away or exploded. Approach your existence as a learner, always seeking permission to be a little more free. It’s true that you have to let go in order to do this, but you’re not dropping anything more than a shell you no longer need, and that never really protected you. Above all, I suggest you forget psychology and any any form of rationalizing, take a deep breath and give yourself permission to feel.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Feb. 22, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

The things you learn now matter; the discoveries you make at this time in your life count. You are in a special extended moment for doing deep work on yourself. Here’s what the astrology is describing: you are in a learning process that will reveal itself in layers. You may be experiencing things now that you don’t notice or don’t understand; you will then get a few chances to review these things. However, the more aware you are now, and the more you accept what is revealed to you (especially about yourself), the further you can take this journey as it evolves through the spring and into the summer. Do whatever works for you to be reflective, whether you prefer to write, go to therapy, develop your spiritual practice or spend time in places that put you in contact with your soul. You have a wealth of knowledge available to you if you do.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for Feb. 18, 2016, #1088 | By Len Wallick

Whether you know it or not, you currently enjoy a deep and intimate connection with the entire Universe. This bond you have with all that is has not come about by accident. You have been doing something (likely a lot of things) right for a long time. As a matter of fact, the only way you can break the cosmically energetic ties you have forged is by overreaction. For this reason, it is now important to be especially aware of what triggers might cause you to lose your temper and act rashly as result. With awareness and some practice, you can build on and strengthen your connections in the world, channeling whatever fires you up into something constructive. By doing so, you prove you are a master of the fire within that animates you, rather than the other way around.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Feb. 15, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Mars moving slowly through your sign is bestowing an unusual kind of confidence — the kind where you may feel as if you belong anywhere you go. This is some rare astrology, and I suggest you use it wisely. You have an agenda, you have goals and you have plans for self-improvement. The time is perfect for you to use what I would describe as unusual personal power to go past boundaries that have held you back in the past. This may involve penetrating your own psychology or emotional resistance, or working your way up in the world. Doors that were blocked in the past are now open, but you have to put your hand on the knob and turn it, to prove this to yourself. Others can be helpful, though you need to seek out their assistance in a respectful way.

Moonshine Horoscope for Feb. 11, 2016, #1087 | By Len Wallick

For the foreseeable future, consider exhibiting the functional upside of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. This does not necessarily mean you should be chasing down criminals or combating villainy. Leave that to the police. Neither does it entail exhibiting the eccentricities of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous character. Leave that to actors. Rather, you may find this to be a particularly advantageous time for you to first observe everything carefully and in detail, wherever you go and whatever you are doing. Don’t look for anything in particular at first. Simply be very aware and retain what you note. Then, detect. It is likely that everything you need to know at this time is hidden only by inattention.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Feb. 8, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You want the right thing to happen. Your charts look like you’re feeling protective of someone or something, and committed to a cause, whether it is deeply personal or a social issue. You can help make progress on this, though you will have to use your head. Let passion drive you, but keep your cool. Shift into strategy mode, which means first knowing what you want to happen. Then you need to understand where your real power lies, and break down the steps to your goal. If your scenario involves your family, or your partner’s family, you might question the proper level of your involvement. Are you best positioned to be the front-line warrior, or perhaps better in more of a consultant role? Remember that the appropriateness of your role is the thing that only you can properly assess.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope for Feb. 4, 2016, #1086 | By Len Wallick

Life is too short to keep yours to yourself. That’s especially true now, when you are capable of being even more attractive than usual. To increase your allure, however, you will have to withdraw less and open up more. It will probably feel risky, but if you can widen your social circle while simultaneously being more expressive of your needs, the results could make you wonder why you ever even thought to hide yourself away. Believe it or not, there are others who would just love to express their attraction to you by offering to help you either find relief or attain gratification, if only they knew how. In other words, it will not be necessary to assert or demand when it comes to having your needs met; it will simply be a matter of putting yourself out there, both literally and metaphorically. The chance you now have to receive appreciation is an opportunity that few will ever know. All you have to do to get what you have coming is to pull away from your comfort zone and show up as you are.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Feb. 1, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Your astrology is reminding you to be kind. You can afford to be. You have so much going for you, and so many advantages, especially as compared to the sorry state of the world. Rise above any petty feelings or responses that you have, particularly to close partners, and allow yourself to expand. Pay particular attention if someone makes you angry. Once you acknowledge your anger, you will feel better, which means more inclined to express forgiveness and empathy. It just helps to go in that order: recognizing your actual response, and then guiding yourself to a more enlightened level. I also suggest taking any opportunity to stand up for someone who has been cast off, disadvantaged or left behind. The quest for social justice is strong in your charts now, and you will feel much better if you do something about it.

Short Monthly Horoscope for February 2016, #1085 | By Eric Francis

You don’t need to exert force; gentle persuasion will get the job done. Merely be clear what you want and what you’re willing to offer. Your own confidence and presenting yourself without a shade of hesitancy will entice others to see your viewpoint, and once they do that, they’ll see how sensible it is. Explaining yourself in writing will be particularly compelling.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Jan. 25, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

You must be tactful with people, and do your best to speak their language. Whether this involves work or personal relationships, that means listening carefully, and understanding what their words mean, and doing your best to understand the feeling behind those words. This may take more patience and more time than you’re used to offering. It will be worth the investment. And it may go against your desire to get a result, right now. That’s really the last thing you want since, at the moment, so much is a work in progress, and you don’t have all the information you need. Plenty will come out over the next seven days, though you need to be listening, reading and reading between the lines. Then, carefully put the pieces together.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for February, 2016, #1084 | By Eric Francis

With Mars moving slowly through your sign right now, you’re unusually persuasive and are endowed with some serious, deep-down drive. This is, therefore, a great time for you to make some choices about what is actually right for you, because you have the energy to make any necessary adjustments. The whole theme of this year is threading the needle between your motives, your deepest values and your actions. There is no longer room for cognitive dissonance or neurosis. You simply must act in accord with who you are. Doing anything else is no longer an option. Astrology that develops from April through July is all about going deeper into those already-deep values and motives, but you are likely to discover what you already know. You can save yourself time by having confidence in your knowledge, without needing to relearn anything, whether it’s the hard way or the easy way. Time, as you know, is your most precious resource, and it keeps moving even when you sleep at night. I suggest you live as if you have an honest relationship with life’s many uncertainties, and its finite nature. This alone will be the thing that motivates you to make the changes you need to make, to say what you must say, and to do what you must do. The realer you get with yourself, the happier (and more productive) you will be.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Jan. 18, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Mars is now magnificently placed in your sign, which is like the stars saying you’re feeling what it means to be the real you. Yet that entity is a work in progress. It’s easy to get stuck in an image or concept of yourself, especially if it seems to offer you something safe. Right now, however, daring is the theme of your life. Deep desire is your birthright. You might say this is a rare moment when you claim possession of your destiny and make a decision that might have otherwise seemed impossible. You’re being invited to dream out loud to yourself, and to consider what you want no matter how impractical it may seem. Along the way, I suggest you devote yourself to solving one problem that’s larger than yourself, as a gift to the world.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope — Jan. 14, 2016, #1083 | By Len Wallick

Whether you call it “influence,” “juice” or “power,” chances are you either have access to or possession of a substantial amount of it for the foreseeable future. Therefore, if you are feeling impotent, hapless, helpless or hopeless right now, try on the idea that your subjective perceptions are somehow masking the reality of your leverage in the world. Consider the possibility that any crisis you are experiencing now is, at least in part, implicitly brought on by a lack of confidence in your own talents and skills. Not so long ago you had sound reasons to believe in yourself. Do your best to go there again. Those reasons are still valid, and you are, if anything, more vital now than ever.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Jan. 11, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Jealousy is one of those emotions that’s considered normal even if it’s obviously toxic. Maybe it’s normal, but that doesn’t make it helpful. Is it inevitable? I don’t think so. With Mars, the Scorpio planet, currently in your sign, you have a lot of energy, drive and passion — and better still, you have the conscious ability to decide what you want to do with it. It’s fair to say that you cannot control others, but you can be a profound and positive influence on their lives. So let your mantra be, “Let the right thing happen.” Meanwhile, the most important person you are influencing is yourself. You’re in a rare moment of clarity when you get to decide how you feel and what your feelings mean. I suggest you choose consciously.

Planet Waves Weekly Horoscope — Jan. 7, 2016, #1082 | By Len Wallick

Knowledge is not intrinsically a bad thing. Neither is power. Both, however, can be dangerous if you are not grown up enough to handle them. If there is anybody who has earned their qualifications to rise from ignorance and step into power, it is you — just as you are in this very moment. About now, you should be able to look back at whatever trials and tribulations you have been through for the last three years or so and recognize that there was a purpose to what happened and what you did with it. Step back a bit and look at your life with admiration rather than remorse, and you will see a precious and hard-won container of your own creation. That container will hold the knowledge you have gained and manifest all the power you need, but only after you resolve to become it, as it becomes you.

Monday Morning Horoscope for Jan. 4, 2016 | By Eric Francis Coppolino

Mars, the Scorpio planet, has just entered your sign, giving you a surge of energy and confidence to use any way you want. You may be filled with an uncanny desire to address the many injustices of the world. I have a suggestion, which is to keep your work close to home, whether in your immediate community or working with people you already know. Use sources of influence other than money for now. You have many other resources at your disposal, particularly if you collaborate with those who share a common vision. There are a few people who believe that the world’s problems can be solved, and you are one who at least knows that they must be. As you’ll see, modest but devoted efforts go a long way.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for January 2016, #1081 | By Eric Francis

What will it take not to be trapped in your insecurities? You want something else. If you tap into that wanting, and cultivate it like a tree, that desire will grow up and bear fruit. The past two years of Saturn in your sign have brought many enforced changes. You’ve had to rise to occasions that otherwise might have held you down. You’ve been shaped and tempered, and you’ve done a lot of growing up. As a wise astrologer once wrote, Saturn always gives more than it takes away. Now Saturn has moved on to Sagittarius, and the emphasis is on your self-esteem. Were I bestowed with magical power to heal one thing on the planet for everyone, self-esteem would be that thing. Now you get to work on this. Do not take respecting yourself for granted. It’s easy enough for you to do, though now it seems like you’re being tested. You might feel like there’s not enough of you to go around, even for yourself. The planets in their courses are guiding you to experiment with this idea: the opposite of depression is expression. You are being squeezed; and from that pressure, you will discover many openings through which beautiful and seemingly new manifestations of yourself may emerge. When you feel the crush — or feel scarcity in any form — express, express, express. And in the process, you will gain a rare and beautiful kind of confidence.

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